Triund Hill and Gari Wali Mata

Triund Hill Gari Wali Mata mandir

In the neighborhood of Triund is another temple of  Gari Wali Mata. Our solitary trekking to Gari Wali Mata Mandir in the heights of lower Dhauladhar 9,500 feet and in front of Mighty Dhauladhar of Palampur, Kandi which is accessible from Dovri village near Kandi village a head of Saurabh Van Vihar, Bandla and Lohna.

The area of Gari Mata is just an isolated place in winters with empty and open huts built by the shepherds and only during April to October the shepherds live here with their livestock.

Yet the spell bounding views and silence of the temple area is unforgettable.

From the heights of Gari Mata you can have the sight of Char Pathar (Mysterious Rock Formations) on the North, Birni Devi on the North-East and Devi Himani Chamunda, Triund and Devi Kunal Pathri on the North-West.

After climbing further 800 meter you can stand face to face with the top hill of the Mighty Dhauladhar in Palampur region.

Birni Devi

In the heights of Dhauladhars neighboring Triund is the temple of Birni Devi in Palampur.

Temple of Birni Devi is located above Gallu Langha village of Palampur and is accessible from following route Palampur–>Lohna–>upper Bundla–>Gallu Langha.

To Gallu Langha cabs and buses ply from Nehru Chowk and Palampur ISBT, respectively charging 15 INR. Once you are in Gallu, you’ll see a trail opposite to civil dispensary and a shop which leads through pine trees to the temple of Birni Devi. The trail to Birni Devi is of moderate to easy category, but the rigid nature of trail may prove difficult for some. From Gallu if you have good stamina then it’ll take at least 3 hours to reach Birni Devi temple else it will take 5 hours.

From the temple of Birni Devi one can have the broad sight of Palampur town reaching the Kangra valley in distant horizon and with the help of binoculars one can have the view of Baijnath town.

Dhauladhar mountain series is the closest to feel from here. There are no shops or up in Birni Devi Temple, so you should carry food with you and do not litter.